Day trip

From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

4.9 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: AlsaceOriginalExperiences

From Colmar: 3 Villages in France, Germany, and Switzerland

Activity provider: AlsaceOriginalExperiences

From US$ 130.09 per person

Discover 3 stunning villages in this border-crossing adventure. Learn about French, German, and Swiss culture in 1 globetrotting day. Marvel at centuries of transnational history.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup at your hotel or your address in Colmar
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the cultural similarities and differences of 3 countries in close proximity
  • Marvel at Freiburg's unique cathedral
  • Gaze out over the rushing Rhine in Basel
  • Discover perhaps the most beautiful village in France
Full description

Your 3-country adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Colmar. On your way to Germany, you’ll pass by the fortified village of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO world heritage site dating back to the late 17th century. 

From there, you'll drive to Germany and visit Freiburg, one of the treasures of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Amble through the streets that seem ripped straight from a fairytale, taking note of the channels of water that runs right alongside sidewalks.

Afterward, you'll pass through another border bound for Basel in Switzerland. Divided into 2 parts by the Rhine river, the city has much to offer, with its picturesque bridges, narrow, winding alleyways, and stunning cathedrals. 

Wandering through the medieval town of Great Basel, look for the unique cultural aspects of the city that differentiate it from other Swiss towns.

Your day trip ends in perhaps the most charming and beautiful village in France: Eguisheim. Situated just south of Colmar, the town runs in concentric circles around a central plaza. 

With tightly packed antique houses painted in brightly-colored hues, quaint shops, and a medieval castle, there are few villages in the world that so truly harken back to another age. Once your border-crossing adventure is over, you’ll return to your accommodation in Colmar.

Includes
  • Driver/Guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or your address in Colmar
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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A nice way to see a few areas in one day but a bit pricey in my opinion. You are transported to the spots and walk around with the guide for about 30 minutes at each. The lunch / beer in Germany was fun but that’s pay on your own - not included in the ticket price. Also important to note - we had to ask to stop in Enguisheim at the end. Not sure if the description needs updated or what, but our guide said it wasn’t part of this tour (even though it says it is).

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November 1, 2022

This tour exceeded my expectations. The group size was small -- only seven of us total, including myself and my husband. This allowed us to set our own pace and sort of "vote" on what we wanted to prioritize or do. As our guide, Didier, told us at the beginning "This is not the sort of tour where you have to run after the man with the little flag". He encouraged us to wander and explore a little. He did a great job giving us plenty of good information without over-talking, and was always knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we had. The place we had lunch was tasty, affordable, and down-to-earth. It had vegetarian options as well that were still regional and featured local cuisine. I have no complaints. Didier honestly went above and beyond to ensure that we all had a great day.

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October 31, 2022

Didier was our guide and he took very good care of my friend Amy and I. He was full of knowledge and presented it well to keep it interesting. Loved all the places we visited and each one was so different than the others. I highly recommend this tour and also couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide. Thanks Didier!

September 27, 2022

Product ID: 256347